Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster has not seen a confirmed case of COVID-19 yet, but the outbreak is having an impact on the hospital that threatens its survival. The public hospital, which has operated on the financial edge for years, is seeing lower revenues due to a significant drop in the number of patients visiting […]
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OB services will be provided by Mid-Valley Hospital In less than nine months, Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster will no longer deliver babies. Starting April 1, 2020, all hospital births in Okanogan County will be centralized at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. The Three Rivers board of commissioners made the decision Oct. 30 after learning that […]
Dr. Amy Ellingson will join the Three Rivers Family Medicine clinic, located next door to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, as a family practice physician effective Aug. 26. She has been working in Chelan since 2002 as an outpatient and inpatient family medicine doctor. Dr. Ellingson speaks Spanish fluently and specializes in disease prevention, healthy […]
The Three Rivers Hospital Board of Commissioners will hold a strategic planning retreat next Wednesday and Thursday (June 5-6), including one day in the Methow Valley, which is part of the hospital district. The first meeting will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The second meeting will […]
After more than a year of planning and construction, Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster opened its new emergency room this week. The new ER is still located inside the hospital at 507 Hospital Way, but has been relocated from the main front entrance to the other end of the building. The new space, which previously […]
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and North Valley Hospital in Tonasket are close to an agreement under which Three Rivers CEO Scott Graham will take over administration of both hospitals. According to a press release from Three Rivers, the agreement is subject to ratification by the North Valley board of directors on July 12. The […]
With the final round of ballot counting for the Nov. 7 general election concluding on Tuesday (Nov. 14), Sally Ranzau has been elected mayor in Winthrop, defeating town council member Bob DeHart; and incumbent Methow Valley School Board member Gary…
Two men died and a third was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Highway 153 near the town of Methow on Thursday (July 6). Kenneth Fennix, age 25, of Zillah, and Steve Osburn, age 60, of Clarkston, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report by the Washington State Patrol.
The filing period for candidates who want to appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot begins Monday (May 15) and continues through May 19. All declaration-of-candidacy forms must be at the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 19. For non-partisan offices that draw no candidates, there will be a special extended three-day […]
A state audit of Three Rivers Hospital found that hospital employees had adjusted their own electronic time records but supervisors had not always reviewed the changes, in violation of hospital procedures.
The review by the Washington State Auditor of operations at the Brewster-based hospital in 2015 also found that there was not adequate documentation to …